Tag: Todd Amen
Partners in Business
Some good news for owner-operator income during year’s first half
ATBS President Todd Amen dissects the net income numbers for owner-operators during the first half of 2020 and notes the outlook for the rest of the year.
September 16, 2020
ATBS owner-op income benchmarking conference call rescheduled for this Wednesday
ATBS’ annual owner-op benchmarking study provides income averages for a variety of segments and other analysis, against which owner-operators can analyze their own performance. During the call, Todd Amen will provide insight on 2018 average miles driven, net income, fuel mileage and freight rates, among other things.
March 18, 2019
Electronic Logging Devices
The not-so-long haul: The operational challenges to owner-ops after the ELD mandate
The relatively sudden impact of the ELD mandate, on top of the growing demands of e-commerce, has narrowed haul lengths and challenged owner-operators to maximize productivity around more picks and drops. The short-haul choice is becoming more attractive even as many owner-ops report taking an income hit.
December 28, 2018
Owner-operator income benchmarking, freight relationships and best practices
Listen as Todd Amen, Keven Rutherford, and Richard DeForest take on current events in trucking, how to deal with customers, and best business practices.
September 21, 2018
Podcast special edition: Lay of the land for owner-ops, by the numbers again with ATBS’ Todd Amen
This special edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast features audio from ATBS President Todd Amen’s March 20 conference call for owner-operators outlining annual mileage, revenue and income averages from 2017, among other metrics, for segments among its clients — with a look ahead through this year.
March 20, 2018
Analyst notes potential offset to ELDs’ productivity hit
Todd Amen of ATBS predicts that the strong freight market, and with it owner-operator net income, will continue to grow into 2019.
March 15, 2018
Tax-reform Q&A: ATBS e-book, recent webinar on principle considerations for owner-ops
Answering some key questions on the tax-reform legislation with ATBS President Todd Amen, who conducted a webinar earlier this week for owner-operators. An associated e-book available from the business services firm offers further detail.
January 26, 2018
ATBS forecasts higher owner-operator income
Amen revisited his forecasts from last year and made some new ones during an Overdrive Partners in Business seminar at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas last month.
September 6, 2017
‘Benefit of the doubt’ to the driver on the ELD mandate: Texas sergeant urges officers ‘punt’ in questionable situations
In this Overdrive Radio podcast, listen in on a conversation with Texas Sergeant Dana Moore at GATS about roadside hours reality and ELDs post-mandate. Plus: Todd Amen on the burgeoning freight economy, tunes from trucker-songwriter Michael Lochmiller…
August 26, 2017
Electronic Logging Devices
ELDs’ capacity squeeze assumption no. 1: Fewer miles
Examining the assumptions behind the varying predictions of the post-ELD mandate demand situation. If some predictions come to pass, there’s reason to believe rates may rise enough to be a notable reward from an unwelcome imposition.
August 7, 2017
Looking into the crystal ball on ELDs/rates, and Owner-operator Reed goes to Washington
Two updates — audio of Todd Amen of ATBS’ conference call on operator income from yesterday, and one from owner-operator Scott Reed, fresh off a meeting with legislative aide to Senator Deb Fisher in Washington gone bad, only to turn out positive when Reed dropped in on other Senators from Iowa, North Dakota, Montana.
April 13, 2017
Prediction: Rates will jump with ELD transition
“We’re going to have a truck shortage when this ELD rule gets put into effect,” said ATBS’ Todd Amen said during his Partners in Business GATS presentation. “Essentially it’s like taking 200,000 to 300,000 trucks off the road.” Here’s how much he sees rates jumping.
August 29, 2016
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